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Old 03-02-2004, 09:54 AM   #1
shyam_d_sundar
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how to get a terminal window in Mandrake


Hi,

How to get a console window in KDE other than switching? (i.e.) I want a terminal window aside my browser.

I tried menu>>tools>>open terminal

I also tried in the home directory in the context menu
actions >> open terminal here

But nothing works. Please let me know how to get it right.

Should I install it seperately?? I installed only the first cd in mandrake.

Regards,
Shyam
 
Old 03-02-2004, 09:57 AM   #2
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Try k-button -> Run Command -> [type] xterm [enter].
xterm is a small terminal program, it usually is installed. The kde terminal program is 'konsole' (type that like you did with xterm). I'm not sure if it is usually installed.
 
Old 03-02-2004, 10:03 AM   #3
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wierd!!! There is no "Run Command" in the kde (start) menu

And the command konsole and xterm doesnt work. It says "Could not run the specified command". I think it needs to be installed.

In this case, I have the three CDs as the ISO files. How to install the packages from the ISO files?
 
Old 03-02-2004, 10:39 AM   #4
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There is a 'Run Command' when you right-click the desktop, and somewhere in the Konqueror filemanager's menus.

What distro is this? You can access the images by mounting them:
mount -o loop /path/to/image.iso /folder/where/you/want/to/see/the/stuff
 
Old 03-02-2004, 10:49 AM   #5
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I am using Mandrake 9.2.
I just figured it out.

It is in KDE button >> configuration>>configure your computer>>system>>open a console

I am now able to mount the image to a directory.

Just curious.. how to emulate a CD (virtual cd)??
I tried to mount the image on to /mnt/cdrom
But it said permission denied (i was logged in as root)
 
Old 03-02-2004, 11:30 AM   #6
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That is how you 'emulate' a cd. Built into Linux. As for the permission denied, maybe it has something to do with Mandrake's Supermount. Try some other directory:
mkdir /mnt/imgcds
mount -o loop -t iso9660 /path/to/image.iso /mnt/imgcds
 
  


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